Author: Lori

The lighter side of winning

When you enter the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) you are going up against some of the most famous wine brands in the world, so winning any award is extremely gratifying. This year, 275 judges blind tasted 16903 wines from around the world. Here is…

Wine and wanderings around KZN

While Emma was preparing for ProWein in Germany, Jeremy was roaming around KZN with our reps in the region.  One of the visits included Blackstrap in Ballito, where our Lycaon Grenache will soon be available. Olive and Oil in Umhlanga will be listing our Den…

Launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014

Our Swartland Pinotage ‘Guillermo’ 2013, with its velvety ripe blueberry, mulberry, exotic spice and creamy vanilla flavours is almost sold out. We are proud to announce that we will be launching Guillermo Swartland Pinotage 2014 at Prowein. We invite you to come and taste it…

Wine, woman power and singing praises

Wine Last week, the team had rather a hectic week. The amazing Mourvèdre and Shiraz grapes growing at Kasteelsig vineyard in the Swartland were ripe and ready to be made into intense flavourful wine. At the same time, Jeremy had to be up in Jo’burg…

Vote for beauty

For the third year in a row, Painted Wolf Wines have stepped up as sponsors of Nature’s Best Photography Africa. This exhibition of spectacular photographs is on at the Iziko South Africa museum until March 4, 2018. There are so many reasons we are happy…

November – update from KZN

 Jeremy received this month’s update from Cole Du Plessis of the EWT – it continues the saga of the wild dog population in KZN: “November has been a fruitful month in maintaining and expanding South Africa’s wild dog metapopulation. The greatest highlight of all was…

In the pink

Rosé wine is one of the fastest growing categories in the wine world. Between 2007 and 2014, rosé wine sales in South Africa trebled. The Rosé Rocks competition started 3 years ago, and last year our 2016 Den Pinotage Rosé was in the Top 11…

Where do our donations go?

Charitable contributions are sometimes looked at with scepticism. When we say a portion of our profits go towards African wild dog conservation, it is hard to quantify exactly where it makes landfall and which specific programmes it goes towards, unless it is a direct contribution…

News from Painted Dog Conservation

Peter Blinston sent this news: Life Saving Collars The first three months of 2107 have already been intensely busy, particularly in providing protection for the Nyamandlovu pack. For some months now we have been concerned about the shift in the Nyamandlovu pack’s territory, which has…

Dinner for the dogs

Many people are astonished to hear that there are fewer than 450 African wild dogs left in South Africa today.  The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) recognised the plight of this species back in 1997 and began a multi-faceted programme to attempt to increase their numbers. …

Painting the town red (and silver)

A handful of our reds were winners at the recent International Wine and Spirit Awards. Peloton Rouge 2013 (a predominantly Shiraz and Pinotage Cape Blend) won a Silver Outstanding in the Category: Syrah Dominated Red Blends. The other two Silver Outstanding awards went to the…

Wine club – join our pack

We’ve had a few ultra busy weeks with the wine flowing and fans enjoying the flow. The Veritas public tastings in Cape Town and Durban, The De Beers conference, the Endangered Wildlife Trust AGM, a few private tastings and the launch of our wine club….

Soaring Words from the Flying Winemaker

Who is the flying winemaker? Eddie McDougall is an award-winning winemaker, wine judge, columnist and host of the TV series The Flying Winemaker on Discovery Network’s TLC.  Through his show and through a combination of guerilla wine tasting events, innovative marketing & media promotion, wine…

Roussanne and wild dogs

Our Black Pack Roussanne won a silver medal that the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Awards 2015. Jeremy has used this grape as a fantastic addition to our white blends, a traditional use for this particular varietal, but has also ventured into presenting it as a…